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The Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians is the health regulatory body for all Opticians in Nova Scotia. The College is responsible for regulating Opticianry in the public interest through registration, licensing, continuing education and the establishment of a professional code of conduct in accordance with the Dispensing Opticians Act of Nova Scotia.

Regulating and improving the practice of Opticians to ensure quality professional care for the consumers of Nova Scotia.

In order that the public interest may be served and protected, the objectives of the College are: to regulate the practice of optical dispensing through registration, licensing and the establishment of a professional conduct process in accordance with this Act and the regulations; establish, maintain and develop standards of professional practice among its members; establish, maintain and develop standards of professional ethics and a code of conduct for its members; and administer this Act and perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as are imposed or conferred on the Board by or under any Act.

PLAR Program Announced View Full Story Minimize
February 02, 2017 | Registrar
We are beginning our Prior Learning and Recognition program for those with education and skills from outside of Nova Scotia. Did you learn optician skills in another country and would like to work in Nova Scotia? Did you learn some optician skills elsewhere in Canada and would like to receive credit for what you already know? PLAR might be for you! Our PLAR package is now available on this website. If you have trouble accessing any of them please contact the Registrar at
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December 20, 2016 |

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